Edinburgh’s history dates back to the Middle Ages – strolling through its narrow, historic streets will really make you feel like you’re in another age. When you travel to the Scottish capital, you can expect plenty of culture and history, impressive buildings and castles, a beautiful scenic backdrop and a welcoming, hospitable atmosphere.
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As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is located on Scotland’s Baltic coast in the east of the country. The city looks back on a long past, which shapes the cityscape and is kept before your eyes at various sights. Be sure to visit Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of the Queen of Scots. At the National Museum of Scotland, admission is free and you can learn a lot about Scottish history. A walk along the Royal Mile gives you the opportunity to admire the unique architecture with medieval, Victorian and Georgian influences.
If you want to experience the spectacular scenery and nature of Scotland, you can get a first impression by hiking up Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that offers spectacular views of the city.
Edinburgh is also known for its excellent culinary offer, cosy cafés, well-known nightclubs as well as the numerous festivals that take place especially during the summer months.
A trip to Edinburgh is especially beautiful with pleasant temperatures and few rainy days. In summer you have the best chance of many hours of sunshine and mild temperatures. The weather can also still be good in spring and autumn. Nevertheless, you should always expect rain. Pack weatherproof clothing accordingly.
Your flight with SunExpress will take you to Edinburgh International Airport, with the international abbreviation EDI. EDI has one terminal and is located approximately 13 kilometres west of Edinburgh.
How do I get to the city from Edinburgh Airport?
The cheapest option to get from the airport to Edinburgh city centre is by bus transfer. The Airlink 100 express bus leaves the airport every 10 minutes and will take you into the city in around 30 minutes. Alternatively, there is also a tram that runs to the city centre at regular intervals and takes about 35 minutes. The most comfortable way to travel is by taxi. Depending on traffic, the cost of this is between £20 and £30.
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